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Kirk Haverkamp

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is the editor and chief staff writer of MortgageLoan.com.  An award-winning reporter and editor with more than 25 years' experience in journalism and public relations, his background includes covering community affairs for the Romeo (Mich.) Observer newspaper and writing about natural resources issues for the Great Lakes Commission in Ann Arbor, Mich. before joining MortgageLoan.com. He's also a contributor to Credit.com, Investopedia and the MetroMode online magazine chain, among other work. He has a B.A. in English from Hope College and a Master's Degree in journalism from Michigan State University.

Consumer Mortgage Frauds: Foreclosure Rescue, Debt Relief, etc.
Mortgage fraud

Consumer Mortgage Frauds: Foreclosure Rescue, Debt Relief, etc.

The second major category of mortgage frauds targets consumers. Foremost among these are foreclosure rescue and mortgage debt relief scams. These scams seek to take advantage of homeowners who are falling behind on their mortgages or property taxes and are afraid of losing their homes. These scams are of particular concern in a depressed economy when unemployment is rising.

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 4 months ago | 4 minutes read time
Tax rules for home equity loans
Home Equity Loans

Tax rules for home equity loans

One of the main concerns people have aboutĀ home equity loansĀ has to do with how they are affected by tax policy. Specifically, what are the rules when it comes taxation and taking a deduction for the home equity loan interest that you pay?

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 3 months ago | 3 minutes read time